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I'm wanting to put 265/70-17 on my 2006 Jeep grandcherokee. Just wanting to know what will have to be done for this to happen

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I'm running 255/75/17 that are take offs from a 2014 JK rubicon with no spacers or lift (yet) and no pinch weld mod (yet) on my 07 WK, so the lift may not be absolutely necessary. That being said it is common for people to run a wheel spacer to give more clearance for the uca bolt. The other area to watch out for is the clearance on the brake caliper if you are changing wheels. With the bigger tire you probably will need to do the pinch weld mod but my minimal rubbing is so slight that Ive gone several months without doing it but will be doing it soon.
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If you don't want to lift, there are three things you can do to fit a bigger tire. First you can do the 'pinch weld mod', folding over the pinch weld at the rear of the front wheel wells behind the plastic insert. Second is trimming the upper control arm bolt shorter where it sticks out at the end of the arm. Third is getting spacers. A quarter inch spacer plate will work in most cases for slightly larger tires. All three of these topics are well covered on this forum, searching them will give you detailed information. Past this you will need either a lift or bigger spacers, or a combination of the two. If tires are all your after, a budget boost from day star or rocky road would do fine. The rear tires won't be an issue.
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Re: Tire fitment

I have got my lift and just need to get tires now. I'm gonna use spacers and don't want to do the pinch weld.
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Re: Tire fitment

You're going to want to do the pinch weld. I didn't want to on mine either, but the tires rubbed if I hit a bump while turning or if I was off road. So I did the pinch weld. So glad I did it. And it's pretty easy to do


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